Although Missouri state government grew fairly steadily over most of the past two decades, some departments grew more than others, and some other departments lost employees over the years.
There doesn't appear to be a pattern that applies equally to all parts of government at the same time.
While most agencies have seen employee reductions over the past couple of years, several parts of state government actually are at their highest number of employees during the current budget year that ends June 30, and others will grow a little in the next budget.
Of 20 departments or government branches, 11 will have more employees at ....
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